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(James Maury Henson), 1936–90, American puppeteer, creator of the Muppets, b. Greenville, Miss., grad. Univ. of Maryland (A.B., 1960). In 1954 he got his first job as a local television puppeteer, soon created (1955) his alter ego, the debonair Kermit the Frog,
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Whitmire alluded to conflict with Disney, who bought the rights to the Muppets in 2004, speaking of the company's "limitations with respect to how well they know the Muppets".
The statement by Muppets Studio came after Whitmire said in the (http://www.
the Muppets were briey revived on TV 20 years ago but the main show aired to huge success between 1976 and 1981.
During the school holiday period in April and May, the Muppets will also be the main attraction at the family check-in desks in Frankfurt and Munich -- figures from the film will adorn the airport signs, and there will also be the popular Muppets boarding cards for children and their cuddly toys.
The new revival of the Muppets includes a Broadway show, which is in its early stages of development, but the Muppeteers are hoping for a new incarnation of "The Muppet Show" on TV.
And for those fans chomping at the bit for the forthcoming Disney movie, Muppets Most Wanted, we're also being treated to a sneak peek of it.
They head to Los Angeles where Walter discovers scheming oil man Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to bulldoze the Muppet Theatre and drill for the black gold that lies beneath.
In truth the popularity of Jim Henson's creations has never really waned thanks to endless repeats of the award-winning television series The Muppet Show, which ended in 1981, and subsequent film adventures including madcap re-imaginings of A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island and The Wizard Of Oz.
F YOU get teary-eyed at childhood reminiscences of the Muppet Show then you will love this latest instalment in the larger-than-life history of Jim Henson's famous creations.
The script, co-written by Jason Segel (who also stars) and Nicholas Stoller, sees the crew trying save Smalltown's iconic Muppet Theatre from demolition by a scheming oil man, by raising $10m dollars in two weeks.